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THE Sierra Club’s Broken Moral Compass

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

The Sierra Club took fossil fuel money. Lots of it. How dare it falsely accuse other people of doing this.

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Almost exactly a year ago, Time magazine revealed that the Sierra Club had secretly taken

over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from… Chesapeake Energy – one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S…. [backup link]

Time’s environmental activist reporter, Bryan Walsh, tried his best to spin the story. He portrayed America’s “oldest environmental group” as a passive victim to which embarrassing things just happen.

You see, the Sierra Club doesn’t make strategic decisions with its eyes wide open. Its well-paid executives didn’t calculate, assess, weigh the pros and cons, and then pursue a course of action for which that organization deserves to be held morally answerable.

According to Walsh’s account, the poor little Sierra Club merely sashays through life until one…

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